The Rottweiler Club of Victoria Inc. is the only affiliated Rottweiler Club of Dogs Victoria and is located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The Club is dedicated to the Rottweiler breed. We strive to educate and promote responsible ownership of the Rottweiler. Protecting and preserving the breed are our prime objectives.
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National Rottweiler Council (Australia)
Natural Bobtail Survey
Reference is made to our email of 9 May 2022 where we confirmed the results of the Natural Bobtail survey conducted in 2021 required Board approval and would be dealt with at the June 2022 Special Board meeting.
We are pleased to advise our Board endorsed the results and we are currently arranging for Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration to be amended with the inclusion of the following:
8.9.2 Effective 1 January 2023, any Rottweiler born a Natural Bobtail will be eligible to be registered on the Limited Register only and flagged NOT TO BE UPGRADED.
Please note the effective date has been changed to comply with Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration Clause 8.18.6 which states that if the result of a breed survey is in the affirmative the Litter Registration Limitation is then applied, with commencement dates usually six months after ratification by Dogs Australia
The Rottweiler is considered to be one of the oldest dog breeds. Its origin goes back to Roman times. These dogs were kept as herder or driving dogs. They marched over the Alps with the Roman legions, protecting the humans and driving their cattle. In the region of Rottweil, these dogs met and mixed with the native dogs in a natural crossing. The main task of the Rottweiler now became the driving and guarding of the herds of cattle and the defence of their masters and their property. This breed acquired its name from the old free city of Rottweil and was known as the « Rottweil butcher’s dog’ ». The butchers bred this type of dog purely for performance and usefulness. In due course, a first rate watch and driving dog evolved which could also be used as a draught dog. When, at the beginning of the twentieth century, various breeds were needed for police service, the Rottweiler was amongst those tested.
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